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Jan
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comment Can zero-filling reset wear leveling of USB sticks / Flash drives?
Since a 2k block (which seems to be a common unit of size for a block) of data can be all zeros the could be reduced in a way that might resample TRIM and the information (even all zero is information) can be stored in a 1byte infomration else in memory. Those "zero" blocks could be used for wear-out cycling. Of course the block cannot be used for data writing as this else would virtually increase the memory and fail once the blocks again are filled with data. But the logik to special trade a certain patter ("all zero is just one pattern in 2k") it could be used to boost wear-out-protection.
Jan
30
comment Can zero-filling reset wear leveling of USB sticks / Flash drives?
In your last paragraph you say "Nope, just that cell." ... before you state that the most flash/USB memories sticks work on 2k Blocks. What do you mean by cell. loss of 1 byte (=1 cell) or loss of 2k bytes (=1 cell = 1 2kblock)? Besides I think you state much truth sticks are not really user-distinghisable to their quality and hence smarter solutions like some sort of TRIM or else zero-field resetting technique (as stated in another answer) is not incentivated...
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Nov
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comment How to reduce the size (disk space) of Windows 8
I would very much like to test your suggestion, if only I could :) Being -as yourself- a huge "fan of disabling" I ended up disabling Windows itself my linux setup is much leaner. ::: ::: Anyways does DISM is not related to system restore, is it? Deployment Image Servicing and Management (DISM) Do you know what it actually does or how come you run across it? You would not have stopped something for mere guessing, did you?
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Mar
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comment UDP traffic through SSH tunnel
@JuhoÖstman Thanks for pointing out this pitfall. Being aware of the problem... have you run accros a solution? would small enough messages be a way to make it likely to work?
Mar
29
comment UDP traffic through SSH tunnel
@grawity Thank you for pointing out this option, which even when as pointed out by philpirozhkov the required root login. I wonder if there can be a way to trick it into not needing the root?
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Jan
15
comment find any script which is running for more than say 30 minutes in Linux System
hi @umlaute, your script gives on my box (standard Ubunut 12.04 setup) a "ERROR: Unknown user-defined format specifier "etimes"". What do I do wrong?
Jan
15
comment Is it possible to create an archive containing files with identical name?
what are you testing?
Jan
15
comment Using Linux, should I place commonly-used files on an SSD?
This is a good answer. Quite often I forget the caching linux does. One additionall adivce: having /tmp residing in RAM as a tmpfs can allow your applications to have a "playground" that does not cause any wearout. This then can be used for the browsercache location.
Jan
15
comment USB 3 stick in USB 2 port
I would think that getting 60MBps as theoretically possible is rather a little overoptimistic expectation. I cannot tell the general thing, but my personal exerience is that 20MBps was the best I could get with USB2.0 connections (though I expect the hardware connected, drives etc to have been quicker, so USB 2.0 being the bottle-neck)
Jan
13
comment Can zero-filling reset wear leveling of USB sticks / Flash drives?
thank you for explaining the part (that questions are intented for a broader audience) and I am sorry I took it wrong. Indeed I really enjoy that there has been at least an attempt to answer the question. Is this "power USB on often" related to the "height increases flash-cell lifetime" issue, or how did you mean it? thanks
Jan
13
comment Can zero-filling reset wear leveling of USB sticks / Flash drives?
thank you. I cannot understand why you explain to me that it is not mechanical/magnetic? (My question surely was not as dumb as to provoke I would not know this already). The question is actually about the specifics of the "wear leveling" and how a zero-fill (assuming a certain firmware) would indeed be able to reset the device. I just cannot accept that once writen to all blocks a stupid "wear-leveling" would never recover. Hence I think there must be something like a "TRIM" or reset (via zero-fill) for "good Usb-sticks"
Jan
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asked Can zero-filling reset wear leveling of USB sticks / Flash drives?
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Jan
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answered Turn Javascript into bookmark or bookmarklet?